Los Angeles (AFP) – Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored a Ninetieth-minute winner because the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the reigning MLS champions New York Metropolis of their season-opener on Sunday.
Mexico worldwide Hernandez collected a cross from Raheem Edwards and misplaced his marker earlier than rifling a proper foot shot into the roof of the web to seal a hard-fought recreation on the membership’s Dignity Well being Sports activities Park house.
The victory arms the Galaxy a morale-boosting early three factors because the MLS giants launch their quest to return to the playoffs after lacking out in 2020 and 2021.
“The hassle of the group was unimaginable,” the previous Manchester United and West Ham ahead mentioned.
“It’s an unbelievable three factors. However I don’t need all of the reward. It was a victory for LA Galaxy not for Chicharito,” he added after the win in entrance of greater than 25,000 followers.
Galaxy may even draw encouragement from the efficiency of recent signing Douglas Costa.
The Brazilian former Bayern Munich and Juventus winger seemed threatening all through, drawing early saves from New York goalkeeper Sean Johnson within the opening six minutes.
The 31-year-old Brazil worldwide additionally got here near establishing a aim for Kevin Cabral on 34 minutes, just for the Frenchman’s effort to be saved once more by Johnson.
In different video games on Sunday, one other Brazilian, Alexandre Pato, scored his first Main League Soccer aim as Orlando Metropolis beat CF Montreal 2-0.
The previous AC Milan and Villarreal striker, who performed simply 4 occasions final season attributable to accidents, opened the scoring within the forty ninth minute.
Benji Michel added Orlando’s second on 59 minutes to wrap up the factors for the Florida group.
Elsewhere, 2018 MLS champions Atlanta United scored a 3-1 win over Sporting Kansas Metropolis.
Brazilian Luiz Araujo, English-born US worldwide Dom Dwyer and American 17-year-old Caleb Wiley scored the objectives for Atlanta with Daniel Salloi scoring a comfort strike for Kansas Metropolis.